Beautiful Inez by Bart Schneider
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From critically acclaimed novelist Bart Schneider comes a captivating tale of romantic love and sexual adventure, social change and family upheavals, set against the vibrant backdrop of San Francisco in the 1960s.

Inez Roseman has a brilliant career as a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, a successful husband, and two bright and talented children. But despite her seemingly perfect life, Inez is obsessed with thoughts of suicide.

Sylvia Bran also has an obsession. Enraptured with the beautiful violinist, she pretends to be a reporter and arranges to interview Inez. At once seductive and solicitous, she awakens Inez from the suffocating grip of her career, the demands of motherhood, and the tensions caused by her husband’s many affairs. The two women become lovers, embarking on a dance of passion and betrayal that soon spins out of control.

Like Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha and Michael Cunningham’s The Hours, Beautiful Inez is an unexpected journey into the lives of masterfully drawn, unforgettable women, by one of the literary world’s leading writers.

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About Bart Schneider

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Bart Schneider, a San Francisco native, is the founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review. His debut novel, Blue Bossa, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in First Fiction and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Published December 18, 2007 by Crown. 368 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's 1962. The world is about to change, and Inez Roseman can't wait for it to do so--or to check out of its travails.

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In this prequel to the author's 2001 novel, Secret Love , Schneider, founding editor of the Hungry Mind Review, delivers a

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